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Opiate

Tool


Here's my attempt at figuring out one of the coolest songs I've ever heard, Tool's "Opiate" from the album of the same name. I first heard it last year and immediately tried to figure it out, but for some damn reason (it seems so silly to me now) I couldn't fucking get it. Then over Thanksgiving break I bought the "Prison Sex" CD single because there was a bunch of live stuff as b-sides which included "Opiate" live. So I listened again, picked up my guitar, and instantly figured it out. I don't know why it came so easy the second time, but here it is. In case you're wondering, the song is mocking religious leaders (no one specific, just in general). The title comes from a quote from Karl Marx: "Religion is the opiate of the people." Some notes on my tab: pm - palm mute nh - natural harmonics
"Opiate" by Tool tab by Paul D. pdmytrewycz@music.transy.edu
Bass intro: nh.. |-5----------|--------| |---5--------|--------| |------------|--------| |-----5-7~~~-|-5-7~~~-|
Main riff (verse and chorus): pm..... ||----------------------------|| ||----------------------------|| ||*--4-4-4-4---4-------------*|| ||*--4-4-4-4---4-2---2-2-3-3-*|| ||-0h2-2-2-2---2-2---2-2-3-3--|| ||---------------0---0-0-1-1--||
Lead guitar over main riff: |--------------------------| |--------------------------| |-4-4-4-4-4/9-9-9/10-10-10-| |-4-4-4-4-4/9-9-9/10-10-10-| |--------------------------| |--------------------------|
"My god's will, becomes me...": |-------------| |-3-3-----3-3-| |-2-2-----2-2-| |-0-0-----0-0-| |-0-0-----0-0-| |-------------|
Noisy part after "We both want to rape you!": |-------------|-5-5-5---5-4---4-| |-3-3-----3-3-|-3-3-3---3-3---3-| |-2-2-----2-2-|-2-2-2---2-2---2-| |-0-0-----0-0-|-0-0-0---0-0---0-| |-0-0-----0-0-|-----------------| |-------------|-----------------|
If you've heard the song enough, you should be able to piece it together from what I have here. I don't think there's much else. There's a little bit of bending and string-scraping and other such noise right before the second chorus and in the outro, but nothing a guitarist who wishes to learn this song can't ad lib himself...
Here's the lyrics: Choices always were a problem for you. What you need is someone strong to guide you. Deaf and blind and dumb and born to follow. What you need is someone strong to guide you. Like me. Like me. Like me. Like me.
If you want to get your soul to heaven Trust in me now don't you judge or question. You are broken now but faith can heal you. Just do everything I tell you to do. Deaf and blind and dumb and born to follow Let me lay my holy hand up- hand upon you.
My god's will, becomes me. When he speaks, he speaks through me. He has needs, like I do. We both want to rape you.
Jesus Christ, why don't you come save my life now? Open my eyes, blind me with your light now. Jesus Christ, why don't you come save my life now? Open my eyes, blind me with your light now.
If you want to get your soul to heaven Trust in me now don't you judge or question. You are broken now but faith can heal you. Just do everything I tell you to do.
Deaf and blind and dumb and born to follow Let me lay my holy hand up- hand upon you.
My god's will, becomes me. When he speaks, he speaks through me. He has needs, like I do. We both want TO RAPE YOU!
Questions, CONSTRUCTIVE comments, augmentations welcome, Flames intelligently rebuked (if I feel like it). If you are religiously against this song, I really don't care so don't email me or post about it, just don't play it... Good luck! Paul D.

























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